Crank Brothers Power Pump Pump Review

3.00 out of 5
By 2leftfeet    on Jan 6, 2009

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December 15, 2012
Cons: This thing SUCKS. I lugged it around on my frame for a hundred miles or so and then one day, when I actually needed it, I couldn't get enough air in the tire to even limp out to the trail head. Way over priced for a product that doesn't work.

Recommendation: I would not recommend this pump to anybody.

December 12, 2012
Pros: Lightweight, high volume, pressure gauge

Cons: Locking the valve stem, pressure valve

Recommendation: I've had good luck with this pump. It pumps super fast and although it has a pressure gauge, it's not very accurate. It is better than not having one though. It at least gets you in the ball park. It is kind of a pain in the ass locking the valve stem on.

December 7, 2010
Pros: Decent size for a pump, easily fits in my pack.
The dual head seems to work pretty well for either valve type.

Cons: I have never successfully pumped a tire up to decent pressure with it.
High Volume / High pressure switch doesn't seem to make much difference.

Recommendation: I got so mad at this stupid pump that I finally got a CO2 inflator. Now I wonder why I ever even bothered with a pump.

The Genuine Innovations Air Chuck, with a cartridge, is 1/2 the price of this, and inflates a 2.3" MTB tire in seconds.

December 3, 2010
Pros: Comes with frame mount.
Light weight.
Dual pressure system.

Cons: Rotating head only works in one direction

Recommendation: This is a great emergency pump. I got mine for $15 so is a steal for the price.

March 27, 2007
Recommendation: For emegencies the pump works pretty good. It is compact in size which is both good and bad. Good-as it is light weight and easily stowed in a camelbak or shirt pouch. Bad-The compact size makes it a bit cumbersom for someone with larger hands.

November 28, 2005
Recommendation: Works pretty well. I like the adjustable inflation pressure. Downside is that the rotating head is somewhat confusing as it rotates both directions but only works properly in one direction.